Recommended Picks for November 11, 2009

Hot Pick!batman doc savage 1
Batman/Doc Savage Special #1
DC Comics
(W) Brian Azzarello
(A) Phil Noto
Cover by JG Jones

Doc Savage returns to DC Comics…and comes face-to-fist with the Batman! Superstar scribe Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker) and the breathtaking art of Phil Noto combine to shine the first light on a shadowy new version of the DC Universe, where the thugs run rampant, corruption runs deep, and even heroes can’t be trusted! Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, hates what he’s heard about the connections between a grisly murder and Gotham City’s violent new vigilante. But the Batman can’t abide do-gooders getting in his way— and his .45 just won’t stay in its holster! Sketchbook material and variant cover by Rags Morales.

FC $4.99


Recommended Pick!luna park
LUNA PARK
Written by Kevin Baker
Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj

“The most satisfying story I’ve read — in any medium — in years. Perhaps the greatest work of one of America’s greatest writers.”
— Darin Strauss (Chang and Eng)

“Frightening, beautiful and compelling to the very last panel.”
— Denise Mina (HELLBLAZER, Slip of the Knife)

New York Times bestselling author Kevin Baker (Dreamland) writes his first original graphic novel, with internationally acclaimed artist Danijel Zezelj. Alik Strelnikov lives in the shadow of Coney Island, a world of silenced rides and rusting amusement parks that mock his dreams of becoming a hero. Ten years ago, he traded a brutal existence in the Russian army for the promise of America only to become an enforcer in the Brooklyn mob. Now, he chases his ghosts with all he has left: booze, heroin and his lover, Marina, part-time prostitute and full-time fortune teller. The only way the two of them can escape their miserable fates hinges on a desperate plan that will put them between warring mobs and span a century, from contemporary Coney Island to the Russia of the Second Chechen War to spellbinding 1910s New York. Mixing historical novel, immigrant fiction and crime thriller, LUNA PARK marks Kevin Baker’s return to Coney Island, the setting of his critically beloved Dreamland and features breathtaking art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS) with to-die-for colors by Dave Stewart (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER).

FC $24.99 US

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